Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur became the first Arab player to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era as she beat German mother-of-two Tatjana Maria in the last four at Wimbledon.

Jabeur won 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 against 103rd-ranked Maria, who aimed to become the lowest-ranked woman to reach the final.

The pair are good friends but were rivals on Centre Court, sharing a long and loving embrace at the net.

Jabeur will face Simona Halep or Elena Rybakina in Saturday’s showpiece.